Author(s): Fisher JA
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Abstract The University of Pennsylvania's Family Practice Residency includes a significant community medicine component in order to accomplish the goals of addressing the health-related needs of the university's neighbors; exposing residents to the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to address the health needs of a community; and encouraging health careers with a community focus. It is my belief that these goals further the agenda of the National Institute of Medicine and Healthy People 2000 and 2010. Longitudinal and block community medicine experiences were established to accomplish these goals. This article describes and discusses three measurable outcomes of this curriculum: (1) individual resident projects, (2) resident class projects and (3) significant career foci in community medicine among resident graduates. I believe that our community medicine program exemplifies medical training in a community setting and furthers the national health agenda.
This article was published in J Community Health
and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals